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Bryan Adams Apologizes for Blaming Wet Markets for COVID-19 Outbreak with Harsh Remarks

Junie Sihlangu
May 14, 2020
12:00 A.M.
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Musician Bryan Adams, 60, received some backlash recently for making derogatory remarks about the origins of the novel coronavirus disease. The star has since apologized for his rant.

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On Tuesday, Adams took to Instagram to post an apology for a recent rant about COVID-19. In his post, he stated: “Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday.”

He also acknowledged that there was “No excuse, I just wanted to have a rant about the horrible animal cruelty in these wet-markets being the possible source of the virus.” The singer also shared a video of himself singing his song “Into the Fire.”

Bryan Adams visits the SiriusXM Studios on November 27, 2012, in New York City | Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

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VENTING ABOUT COVID-19

Things went sour for the artist the previous day when he posted an Instagram video where he performed his 1983 song "Cut Like a Knife." The Ontario, Canada native gave his performance with a guitar while self-isolating at home.

The "Please Forgive Me" wrote a very controversial caption to go with the video. Adams vented about how he was supposed to begin his tenancy at Royal Albert Hall on that day but couldn’t “thanks to some [expletive] bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy [expletive], the whole world is now on hold.”

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ADAMS SAYS “GO VEGAN”

He also urged Chinese people to “go vegan." Adams, who actually quit school when he was just 16 years old to pursue music, shared notions that were unproven theories about how the novel coronavirus disease began.

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COVID-19 THEORIES

Some conspiracy theories claim the virus originated from someone eating a bat or an animal bitten by a bat. His utterances caused a lot of backlash and many spoke out against his theories and who he laid the blame on for the virus.

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THE ORIGINS OF THE VIRUS

COVID-19 is believed, but not proven, to have originated from a live-animal market in Wuhan, China. These markets sell live and dead animals for human consumption as an essential part of everyday life in China.

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WET-MARKETS SHOULD CLOSE

In an interview with “The Mirror,” Ricky Gervais, 58, reacted to images of bats, reptiles, and dogs that were reportedly being sold at a market in Indonesia. He called for the end of the “wildlife trade and consumption” for the “sake of people and animals.”

WEAR MASKS TO STOP VIRUS

One of the ways to prevent the spread of the virus is to wear a cloth face covering while out in public, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Increasing evidence has shown that infected people without symptoms can spread the virus.

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